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01 Jun 2015

Zip Ties: 19 Uses & 5 Tricks for Survival

Many of these uses are simple but ingenious.  The Zip Tie + Carabiner combination is the best survival trick I have seen all day. What a great way to attach gear to a pack! Wait till you see a partial Zip Tie deploy a Spiderco knife. So many of the SensiblePrepper’s

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31 May 2015

The Winchester Model 1886 Lightweight Takedown Rifle

The Winchester Model 1886 Lightweight Takedown Rifle, chambered in 45-70, is a piece of American survival history. The 45-70 cartridge was used by the military for many years and packs quite a wallop. Modern versions of this gun are popping up on the market as manufacturer’s like Chiappa realize the

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31 May 2015

Video | The Taurus Judge vs Copperhead Snake

It is snake season but the Taurus Judge eliminates threats! The Judge is a good call on camping trips for precisely this reason. Of course, it shoots 45 Long Colt in addition to .410 shotgun shells, making it a good choice for survival as well.

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31 May 2015

Pimping Your Survival Shelter – Custom Firepit

How to pimp your survival shelter? The guys at Sigma 3 Survival School do it right. This custom firepit and reflector wall are differentiators on cold winter days and nights. The Ritz-Carlton of survival shelters!

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31 May 2015

Only 1 Flashlight Battery? No Problem!

So it is getting dark, the power is out, and you only have one battery for your flashlight? Think you are in trouble? Think again. This incredible survival hack can light up your house and keep you on track with just a bit of aluminum foil. The audio/video is a

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30 May 2015

EDC Update May 2015: New Way to Carry Crap

TacticalDoodle and NutnFancy make EDC part of their lifestyle and this update video shows how. It is surprising to see how much gear they are able to carry without always having a large pack. What do you carry every day?

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30 May 2015

Making Fire with an Empty Bic

It has happened to everyone. An old lighter, that seemed to have a bit of fluid, stops igniting at exactly the wrong moment. What can be done about it? The process demonstrated in this video, Making Fire with an Empty Bic, is incredible! Just a few tasks steps, and Boom!!,

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30 May 2015

The Survival Shotgun – Essential Loads

When using a single-shot shotgun as a “Survival Shotgun,” MillerUSAF recommends two loads for self-defense and hunting: 00 Buckshot and simple slugs. Do you agree? I would add some type of birdshot to my kit to increase hunting options, though I think Miller’s overall concept is highly practical.

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30 May 2015

Altoids Tin EDC Kit | Cheap and easy Urban Survival Kit?

This Urban Survival Kit is well-done and practical. As is the case with all small kits, limited space makes for tough decisions. It is difficult for me to omit a firestarter but EDC kits of this nature are personal, so a person should add what they want! The contents include:

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29 May 2015

How To Make Two Cool DIY Survival Lights

Who would have thought that water bottles, paper clips, and electrical tape could improve a “lights out” scenario so well?

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29 May 2015

Off Grid for 7 Days? Watch What Happens!

What is it like to live in your home, off grid style, for 7 days? LDS Prepper has done just that, as introduced in this video. Lots of tests of some serious survival gear and smart plans. Enjoy!

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29 May 2015

Best survival gun? Savage Model 42 Combination – 22LR over .410 Shotgun

Is the Savage Model 42 Combination Rifle – 22LR over .410, the best survival gun? If this were my gun, I would carry 22LR, of course, and .410 bird shot, slugs, and self-defense shot. How about you?

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29 May 2015

Emergency Food Secrets For Survival Kits

These “Emergency Food Secrets For Survival Kits” are foods that can be stored for long periods but work well in small packages. They can be carried if traveling in addition to being part of a larger food storage pantry. What foods do you keep for your survival kit? I agree

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29 May 2015

Video | Pathfinder Stainless Steel Bottle Cooking Kit

The Pathfinder Stainless Steel Bottle Cooking Kit – 2 containers, a stove and lid, ferro rod, and more – multiple uses! This compact kit will get the job done without taking up too much space in a ruck. See also items that can be added, based on the suggestions of

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